A Day in the Life of a Lymphatic Massage Therapist–How I Use Essential OilsAugust 24, 2018 BY Rochelle Clark
I’m a staunch advocate of using essential oils, and not just in a diffuser, either. There are countless different uses for essential oils that I am excited to share with you.
Whether you’re wondering how to use essential oils on your skin or want to know how I as a professional lymphatic massage therapist use essential oils, I’ve outlined some tips below.
I’m going to walk you through my day-to-day routine to see the many practical ways you can use essential oils to look and feel your best.
My Morning Routine
The morning time is so precious to me. It sets the tone for my entire day, which is why I have created a routine centered on energizing and mind clearing essential oils. My typical day goes something like this:
-Upon waking in the morning, I select one of my favorite essential oils and add a few drops to my diffuser. I use this to help center my focus before and during meditation.
-After meditation, I pour myself a glass of cool spring water and add one to two drops of my favorite citrus essential oils. I gave up drinking coffee a few years ago, and essential oils have been a wonderful and healthy replacement.
-Next, I focus on my skin care regimen. My sweet husband knows all about my many skin care serums and calls them my “special sauces.” I’m passionate about customized skin care and body health altogether, so I’ve created my own blends and recipes. Depending on how I feel that morning or what I feel my skin could use more of, I select one that speaks to me. Nearly all my blends are coconut oil based. I just adore how coconut oil feels on my skin and love getting the health benefits right from the start of my day. I use very little to lightly coat my face to avoid oily residue. Then I add my favorite essential-oil-infused skin care line.
Note: I prefer essential oils over toxic fragrant perfumes, specifically because essential oils uplift my moods and set a lovely tone for the day. My favorites include sandalwood, palmarosa, and geranium, to name a few. I place 1-2 drops on my sternum (aka Heart Chakra) and walk around like a human diffuser. It’s delightful!
After my daily exercise, I like to apply a few drops of essential oils to relax my tight muscles. I prefer oils such as Idaho Balsam Fir, Copaiba, Frankincense, Wintergreen, or Marjoram. Relaxation is one of the most important aspects of recovery!
At the Office
As a lymphatic massage therapist, it goes without saying I use essential oils in my practice. For me, essential oils are ideal for supporting physical, emotional, and spiritual health. I start by leaving the diffuser at my office on with a premade blend or single essential oil of my choice. I also like to incorporate specific blends and oils into my massage to enhance the experience, based on my client’s needs.
My husband is the family chef, and he likes to use specific essential oils in the kitchen for his culinary creations, such as marinating meats and salad dressings. They bring out the flavor of the meal and nourish our bodies from the inside out.
For many of us, bedtime is a stressful experience, rather than a relaxing one. To ensure I sleep well, I use essential oils to help me de-stress from the day and wind down for deep sleep. I often use them in tandem with Epsom Salts in my bath, it feels amazing. I also use them in my bedroom diffuser or just apply a few drops on my wrists before I drift off.
From aromatherapy to lymphatic massage, there are countless different uses for essential oils. I highly recommend incorporating a few of your favorites into your routine to reap the benefits.
And if you’d like to know where and how to find high-quality essential oils for your skincare needs, please contact me. I’d be happy to give you my recommendations.